Part One. There’s a very specific feeling I’m having. Right now. I just can’t seem to get my tongue around it. The thing seems so trivial… but I feel compelled to share it. It is quite literally an existential sensation. But one we don’t think of that way. When I describe this specific one, the… Continue reading There Should Be a Word.
I’ve been imagining what it would be like to know my death is coming. I am proud of the fact that Death bothers me less when myself, than when my Wives. I’m 50 now and I don’t welcome Death–but I don’t fear it either. I need to think about why “proud” is the correct word… Continue reading Assessment
I’ve been Z, Mr. Z, SGT. Z, Dr. Z, and Professor Z, but this new one I’ll wear to the grave.
I have been working, but most of it has been learning how to work the equipment. Not much production yet. Here’s my latest experiment… It’s rough and I don’t really play piano, this is just a rough sketch. I hope to compose out an ensemble using this sketch as a formal section. I learned a… Continue reading Groove Experiment
I imagine there were all kinds of people in Salem. Some who burned eagerly, Some who were burned, Some brave souls who opposed the burnings, and Some who quietly recognized evil, but Allowed it for fear or personal gain.
Tips for the Right Hand: Stroke down with the middle finger’s nail. The two adjacent fingernails may join to give more weight–which will help these fingers to sound as heavy as the thumb (on the upstroke). On the downstroke, try to have your thumb land in the exact place that it wants to be for… Continue reading Ukulele Lesson 3: The Right Hand
Tips for the left hand: Use the tips of the fingers. It will take a little getting-used-to, but once you get comfortable with it, you will have a great tone on the instrument. Push down just hard enough that the string isn’t muted and doesn’t buzz. Push right behind the fret. Experiment with this location. … Continue reading Ukulele Lesson 2: The Left Hand
Here is the first in a series of ukulele lessons that are designed for my two fantastic nieces: Ani and Emi. You girls are already in exactly the right number of pieces: Two! (One Each.) Click HERE for the video! The tuning video is in progress and will be linked here soon. In the meantime,… Continue reading Ukulele Lesson 1: Tuning
I read with only one gear: First gear. I invested some time in a speed reading book a few years ago and the only thing I can remember is that when I tested my reading speed, I realized that I would almost certainly get flagged for a learning disability if someone were to evaluate me.… Continue reading A Phenomenon About Speed Reading.
I really need A, or at least B. I know A’s are around, but they’re hard to find. I don’t feel like messing with the trouble of finding an A today. I see B’s all the time, so I’ll just look… Hmmm, there don’t seem to be so many B’s as I expected… Well conFOUND… Continue reading There Should Be A Word